you ready to step beyond your blog into a book opportunity?
If so, you're reading the right article. I love books! I enjoy
reading them, writing and publishing them. I'm author of twelve
print books and a host of ebooks. Five of them are book writing
and publishing help books.
It's now a known fact 85% of all people want
to write a book. It's also become known that from those 85%,
only 2% actually accomplish that goal. Comparing the percentage,
that's a very small percentage of people who become authors.
Why not go against the odds? Join the elite few who accomplish
their goal of writing a book. So, here's a few tips on how to
turn your blog into a book.
Setup a good structure. Review your best blog posts
for similarities and group them together. You probably already
have them separated in great order when you formed your categories.
If they are organized enough you might use your categories for
chapters. Then to take it one step further, group your categories
into sections of your book. At any rate, take your best and
similar posts to form your book.
Brand your book. Perhaps you have already branded your
blog. Now carry that same brand over to your book. You might
even develop a book title that complements the brand of your
blog. For example, my writing blog is writetowin.org. I carried
that same theme over to my books in the Write to Win Series.
Organize your posts. Your blog should already be organized
by dates, topical categories or theme posts. Begin thinking
book, chapter, section. I often apply one of Roger Parker's
organizational tips to my blog turned books. You might like
it too: Take ten related posts with ten points each. You can
expand the post to this, if you don't have quite ten. Write
an overall introduction and closing summary. Organize this well
and you will end up with a short book of 100 points. 100 points
that you can promote your book with.
Add extra content. Your goal is to increase the value
of your material inside the book. You might wonder, why would
anyone pay for a book of the exact same material from your blog?
Good question! That might even be a difficult sell. For one,
reading your insightful blog information inside a book is easier.
Especially, since you have put the topics in excellent order
through a table of contents. And to top it off, you have added
value with some content that's not on the blog.
Brown, known by many as the Book Coach, “teaches
experts and professioals who are impacting the world how
to uplevel their message and mission with a saleable book.”
Using her signature book 'Write Your Best Book Now' and
writing course '100 Days To A Book', she is practicing
what she preaches. She enjoys reading novels, writing
books and collecting movies especially girlie movies...More
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